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Kite centre lines

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Created by warwickl A week ago, 12 Feb 2024
warwickl
NSW, 2158 posts
12 Feb 2024 6:21PM
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Does a high V join benefit kite response over a low V connection near the bar?

dafish
NSW, 1630 posts
12 Feb 2024 6:33PM
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In my experience having flown both, I believe a low V has more direct contact with the kite and translates with more feel in the bar.

Froth Goth
294 posts
12 Feb 2024 5:27PM
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www.engineeringtoolbox.com/rope-angle-tension-increase-d_1507.html

Some numbers for ya

way i interpret it is not only low v better because its closer to replicateing just a simular scenario to what the steering lines are (another reason why i like 5 line c kites all the lines are simular not running a weird obstacle course of rings and bridles)

Its got less force and tensions enacted on it by putting the lines at an angle etc etc



Soooo to original question ... i believe no it doesnt ... i kinda feel like it would be pulling it back to the split therefore less turning more being pulled back to center ....

Anyways just get a 5 liner or 6 liner problem solved

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 713 posts
12 Feb 2024 9:16PM
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Froth Goth said..
www.engineeringtoolbox.com/rope-angle-tension-increase-d_1507.html

Some numbers for ya

way i interpret it is not only low v better because its closer to replicateing just a simular scenario to what the steering lines are (another reason why i like 5 line c kites all the lines are simular not running a weird obstacle course of rings and bridles)

Its got less force and tensions enacted on it by putting the lines at an angle etc etc



Soooo to original question ... i believe no it doesnt ... i kinda feel like it would be pulling it back to the split therefore less turning more being pulled back to center ....

Anyways just get a 5 liner or 6 liner problem solved


you've changed bro... best response is from a 2-line bar

Froth Goth
294 posts
13 Feb 2024 5:00AM
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bar





Im more then keen to get rid of the bar completely go back to some floating lines tethered to a backstrap via some bungies ( pretty sure we were getting the power of a 10m bow from a weird 5m semicircle of doom )

Or you know.... a series of risers

Never liked the 4 line handles for anything bigger then a rev tho

For those of you playing at home warwickl is his real life name some customers names you dont forget.



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